My name is Deidre Wicks and I spend my days in a tiny studio in Toronto, Canada where I draw funny animals and giggle to myself continually. I was first introduced to the wondrous possibilities of illustration while studying fashion design at University. After several years of frustration and struggle in the fashion industry I turned to illustration as an escape and eventually, magically, it became my living.




BRONIE the Elder Statesman: At 18 he's seen it all and done it all. That includes acting as a model for my paintings (he hates that) so I now have to sneak up on him to take a reference photo (he hates that too!).

Bronie the Black Cat


MITZI the Rescue Cat: Mitzi has many talents but she is especially good at walking all over a newly finished drawing with her dirty paws.

Mitzi the grey and white rescue cat